US-based blogger Ngozi Onuoha was part of a group of seven journalists from UK, US and China taken on a tour of Johannesburg and Cape Town by Brand South Africa earlier this year. This is what she found.
Bevan Ducasse, the CEO of wiGroup walked away with the inaugural Maverick of the Year Award, which seeks to "recognise, acknowledge as well as celebrate the entrepreneurial genius".
The Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering at Wits University will open Tshimologong Precinct in downtown Jozi, where a "Robin Hood strategy" will operate – those who can pay will; those who cannot will be sponsored. It will be a vast space where people can collaborate and create new digital technology.
For the past four years, Cape Town collective Shift has been working closely with communities to inspire sustainable design, working towards universal social, environmental and economic well-being.
Medical advances are making history, and people – and babies – are surviving extraordinary odds. Many of these ground-breaking medical techniques are mastered by doctors in South Africa. In some instances, they are showing the world the way.
A South African innovation is a world first. The Hygizone extraction system removes odours and bacteria directly from the toilet, making sanitation more hygienic and reducing reliance on ordinary cleaners and air fresheners. It's good for the world, your health, and your nose.